Technical Advisory Board

The Technical Advisory Board provides independent and multi-stakeholder support to the BEPS in Mining Program. Its diverse members ensure a broad base of inputs into program planning and development, the expansion of our capacity building offerings, and building our knowledge products.

Mary Baine
Director of Tax Programmes, African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)

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Mary Baine
Director of Tax Programmes, African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF)

Mary is the director of tax programmes at the African Tax Administration Forum. This is an African inter-governmental organization that leads tax administration reform and facilitates peer support among tax administrations in mobilizing greater domestic resources through improved efficiency and effectiveness in their operations. Her work includes the supervision of multiple technical assistance engagements that include, but aren’t limited to, VAT as a flagship tax and multiple country programmes featuring transfer pricing and exchange of information interventions in ATAF’s Technical Assistance Programme. Prior to this assignment, Mary served as the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of the Republic of Rwanda and as Commissioner-General of the Rwanda Revenue Authority, having grown through the ranks of the different tax departments over a 17-year period.

Ana Bastida
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee

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Ana Bastida
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee

Ana specializes in law, policy, governance, and international cooperation on natural resources, with a focus on mining and minerals. She is the author of The Law and Governance of Mining and Minerals: A Global Perspective which explores a sustainability matrix for the study of mining law and engages with Agenda 2030 and the role of minerals in the “just energy transition”. Ana has also worked with many governments, intergovernmental organizations, companies, non-governmental organizations and corporate institutions. She’s also participated in numerous major international initiatives aimed at transforming concepts and practices in the extractive sector.

​​Thomas Baunsgaard
​Deputy Chief, Tax Policy Division of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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​​Thomas Baunsgaard
​Deputy Chief, Tax Policy Division of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Thomas leads the IMF’s tax policy work on extractive industries. He also oversees the multi-donor trust fund on Managing Natural Resource Wealth, which supports capacity building and technical assistance by the IMF in natural-resource-rich developing countries. Thomas has worked at the IMF for 20 years and was previously resident representative in Tanzania and Malawi. Before joining the IMF, he worked as a tax policy advisor in the Internal Revenue Commission in Papua New Guinea and as a country economist in the World Bank’s West Bank and Gaza Office.

Rokhaya Sambia Diene
​Director of the Prospecting and Mining Promotion, Ministry of Industry and Mines, Government of Senegal

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Rokhaya Sambia Diene
​Director of the Prospecting and Mining Promotion, Ministry of Industry and Mines, Government of Senegal

With a background in geological engineering and the public administration of mines, Rokhaya has served as Director of the Prospecting and Mining Promotion since April 2015. She is also head of the Documentation and Mining Cadaster Center of the Department of Mines and Geology, Chief of the Division of Mines and Careers, and head of the Regional Mines and Geology Service of Dakar. Rokhaya coordinated the World Bank Program on Institutional Diagnostic for the Ministry of Mines and the Diagnostic of the Legal and Fiscal Framework of the Mining Sector. She organized five editions of the Senegalese International Mining Exhibitions and Conferences (SIM SENEGAL).

Sophie Donszelmann
Senior Programme Officer, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

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Sophie Donszelmann
Senior Programme Officer, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

Sophie joined ICMM in March 2021 as a Senior Programme Officer. She is responsible for ICMM’s mineral resource governance and transparency work, including the organization’s relationship with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). She also contributes to ICMM projects enhancing mining’s economic contribution to local communities and engaging investors.

​Isaác Gonzalo Arias Esteban
​Director, International Cooperation and Taxation, Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT)

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​Isaác Gonzalo Arias Esteban
​Director, International Cooperation and Taxation, Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT)

An Argentine national, Isaác joined the CIAT Secretariat in 2008 as a specialist in the Tax Research Management Office and is currently director of International Cooperation and Taxation in the same organization. From 1998 to 2008, he held different positions in various areas of the Federal Administration of Public Revenues of Argentina. He is a public accountant with a master’s degree in finance management granted through a joint program of Universidad de El Salvador in Argentina and the State University of New York. He has participated in many international activities promoted by CIAT, OECD, IDB, IMF, GIZ, World Bank, ITD, ITC and others.

​David Manley
​Senior Economist, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)

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​David Manley
​Senior Economist, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)

David focuses his work on the taxation of mining companies in developing countries. His recent technical assistance missions include Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Tanzania. He has also worked on various other topics of resource governance, having helped produce the Natural Resource Charter, the Resource Governance Index and the Executive Course on Resource Governance at Oxford University. David previously worked for the Zambia Revenue Authority on mining tax policy and administration, as well as the Oxford Economic Research Associates on financial regulation and utility finance.

​Daniel Mulé
​Senior Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives Industries, Oxfam

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​Daniel Mulé
​Senior Policy Advisor, Tax and Extractives Industries, Oxfam

Daniel focuses on tax policy, tax administration and corporate tax practices in the oil, gas and mining sectors. He is a co-author of Examining the Crude Details, Oxfam’s recent publication on petroleum cost auditing. Daniel also provides support to work on extractive fiscal issues across Oxfam’s Extractive Industries Global Program, including in the Examining the Crude Details case study countries of Ghana, Kenya and Peru.​

​Wilson Prichard
CEO, International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)

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​Wilson Prichard
CEO, International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)

Wilson’s research focuses on the relationship between taxation and citizen demands for improved governance in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to his role with ICTD, he is an associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and Department of Political Science and a research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies.

Antonia Strachey
​International Tax Policy Advisor, UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

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Antonia Strachey
​International Tax Policy Advisor, UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Antonia is FCDO’s international tax policy advisor. She joined FCDO from the UK tax administration (HMRC) where she worked on combating offshore tax evasion. In that role, she engaged in country-level capacity building to help address offshore tax evasion risks. Before joining HMRC, she was seconded to the European Commission where she worked on development effectiveness. In past roles she has worked on sanctions, illicit finance, and soft power. She earned her doctorate at the University of Oxford where she specialized in the history of taxation and public finance in South Asia.

Vy Tran
Senior Advisor, Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

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Vy Tran
Senior Advisor, Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Vy is experienced in all facets of transfer pricing, international tax and tax policy with over 13 years of unique top tier experience spanning across private, public, and intergovernmental organisations, including four years at Deloitte and eight years at the Australian Taxation Office.

At the OECD, Vy leads the work on taxation in the extractives sector, with a focus on addressing BEPS issues. Vy is also a policy advisor to the OECD’s Global Relations and Development Program for developing countries and the OECD’s multilateral efforts under the ‘Unified Approach’ to address tax challenges from digitization of the economy.

Vy is a member of the United Nations’ Subcommittee on Extractive Industries Taxation Issues for Developing Countries.